About a week ago I wrote about TasteWP and how you can get a WordPress site for free that will last just a short time before it extinguishes automatically. It will last for 48 hours, or if you sign in, then for seven days.
For anyone who is on WordPress.com and wonders what it is like in the back end of a self-hosted site, this is an easy way to do it.
What you get is a playground to experiment without worrying that you are messing up anything important.
For example, you can add plugins from the repository at WordPress.org. That is pretty neat because it gives you a way to do things that cannot be done on WP.com unless you are on the Business plan.
For example, you could set up a WooCommerce e-commerce store, add a couple of test products and just find your way around WooCommerce.
And when the site extinguishes – let it go, and build another. And all for free.
Or, maybe you have seen a WordPress theme in the repository at WordPress.org and would like to see it’s plus and minus points. It’s not always easy to know all the features of a theme until you have uploaded, activated, and played with it.
Of course I am sure that the people at TasteWP hope that some users will decide to use their hosting. But that’s for further down the road.